In about 2 hours, I went from this:
So basically I took down the Senegalese Twists that I had worn for about 6-7 weeks. Because of all the build-up on my scalp, this was so, so necessary:
I mix apple cider vinegar with water, spray it on my hair and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then I proceed with a shampoo. In current rotation — Giovanni’s Tea Tree Triple Threat Invigorating Shampoo. It’s the first shampoo I purchased after the big chop — er, um, lil’ snip as I like to call my welcome to the natural world, considering that my relaxed hair was in a pixie cut and no longer than a couple centimeters long as it was. I can’t compare the shampoo to any others, considering that I haven’t yet had the need to purchase any more shampoo since going natural. (I do a lot of co-washing.)
When I deep condition I use Matrix Biolage’s Conditioning Balm for Dry, Stressed Hair mixed with olive oil and honey. No particular measurements. Honestly, I just squeeze it all into my hands, rub my hands over my head (to make sure that the products don’t go wasted if any falls,) then distribute. I cover my head with a plastic cap, wrap my hair with a scarf and go to bed for the night.
After waking up the next day, I rinsed before applying Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner, a naturalista’s favorite, and sealing with more olive oil. Later that day I did a twist-out. YES! My little fro can be twisted out! Here’s the result.
POW! Loving the fro. How about you?